Andries Dirks

Andries Dirks discovered his love for clay as a child whilst playing along the river banks around Riebeek Valley.  It was only years later though, that his true talent for sculpting was discovered whilst being incarcerated in Malmesbury prison.  A long journey of trying to pursue his love for art, interspersed with periods of incarceration, have led to Andries now being provided with the platform of a permanent art studio and the use of a sponsored kiln in the tourist hub of Short Street in Riebeek Kasteel.  Andries is participating in his fourth Solo Studios event, and for the first time as a fully-fledged “Studio Artist”.